Joshua A. Ratner, M.D.

Joshua A. Ratner, M.D.

  • Brachial Plexus
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • Elbow
  • Hand
  • Oncology/Tumors of the upper extremity
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Upper Extremity Surgery for Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Wrist


Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: The Philadelphia Hand Center and Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Ratner graduated cum laude from Jefferson Medical College, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Ratner continued his training at the Philadelphia Hand Center where he served a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. Prior to joining the Hand and Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, he was a member of the medical staff at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia where he specialized in treating pediatric hand trauma, congenital differences, spinal cord injury, and brachial plexus palsy. Dr. Ratner is Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr Ratner holds a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Doctor of Medicine: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
  • Orthopedic Surgery Internship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Orthopedic Residency: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Upper Extremity and Microsurgery Fellowship: The Philadelphia Hand Center, Philadelphia, PA


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member
  • Georgia State Medical Association
  • Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advanced Medical Specialists
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital
  • Northside Hospital – Atlanta
“My son was born with webbing of his middle, ring, and pinky finger on both hands. My childhood pediatrician recommended I contact Dr. Ratnerfor a consultation regarding surgery to correct the webbing. As a first time mom, I can't begin to explain how nervous I felt about having my 10 month old baby having what I consider to be a major surgery at such a young age. The doctor's and nursing staff at the Hand and Upper Extremity Center were phenomenal!! Not only did they help to keep this nervous wreck mommy at ease, but the work Dr. Ratner did on my son's fingers far exceeded our expectation. It's been almost a year since his first surgery and I am contacting you today to thank each and every person who was involved with his syndactyly correction, especially Dr. Ratner!!! His scarring is so minimal you barely notice and he has full movement in each of his little fingers! We are so appreciative of you all! I couldnt recommend a better specialist!”
– Morgan T.